Easy-to-Follow Sardine Rice Bowl Recipe for Those Quick Lunches

Posted January 10, 2023

Last Updated: March 17, 2023

A rice bowl with sardines


  • Bowl of rice
  • 1 carrot
  • thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1 tin of sardines in olive oil
  • dash of furikake
  • 1 egg


  1. Add rice to a bowl and sprinkle furikake on top to taste.
  2. Placed sliced carrot in the rice bowl, covering about a third of the rice.
  3. Remove the sardines from the tin and fry on each side until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side on medium high heat. Be careful if you need to add oil from the tin as it will contain moisture and splatter. After sardines are browned, place them next to the carrots in the rice bowl.
  4. Using the same frying pan and oil, crack an egg and fry to desired doneness. I usually prefer the yolks to be runny. Place in bowl.
  5. Sprinkle furikake on top of the egg. Serve immediately.

Simple sardine rice bowl

Need an easy lunch recipe that you can make in no time? Look no further than this delicious Sardine Rice Bowl! With only four ingredients and ready in half an hour, it's a perfect way to enjoy a healthy lunchtime meal!

You won't believe how a 5 ingredients make a killer sardine lunch.

This is a great recipe for those who enjoy their sardines fried. Alternatively, heat up the sardines in the tin. You have plenty of options. Warm sardines on rice are a fulfilling lunch on their own. What I did here is to balance the dish and make it a complete lunch.

But the real star of this dish is the runny egg yolk. When you're ready to dig in, use your chopsticks to break the yolk and let it spill out over the sardines and rice. The gooey texture of the egg yolk creates a luxurious and flavorful sauce that ties the whole dish together.

To add some extra depth of flavor, you can experiment with different toppings. Kimchi or mushrooms would make great additions, but if you prefer to keep things simple, raw carrots are a great choice. Slice them on the bias and sprinkle them over the top of the bowl for a satisfying crunch.